COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 003 Contemporary Narratives of Mobility
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
100
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this first-year writing course, we will study narratives of mobility, change, and transformation. We will understand mobility as the act of changing environments, primarily (but not exclusively) through travel and immigration. What prompts and defines mobility in today’s world? How does mobility operate in the lives of individuals and communities around the world? These are some of the questions that will provide the broader framework of this course. By engaging with contemporary literary texts (e.g., ‘The Thing Around your Neck,’ ‘Apples from the Desert’), films (e.g., Up, Into the Wild, Bagdad Café), graphic novels (e.g., Persepolis, Burma Chronicles), and images, we will examine moments of rupture, reversal, shift, reconfiguration, and repositioning that stem from experiences of mobility.

While the primary materials for this course will originate from a variety of cultures and languages, all materials will be available in English. We will therefore consider how translated source materials reflect different cultural times and milieu as well as linguistic choices. We will also interrogate the concept of World Literatures.

The course will help students hone their critical thinking and reading skills.In addition, this course aims at providing students with the necessary tools to write in an argumentative, creative, and analytical manner.

Course Requirements:

Students will produce 25-30 pages of revised, polished prose, in addition to other assignments. Working closely with their peers and the instructor, students will develop their essays through workshops and extensive revision and editing.

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COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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